The installation

Remixed by Nature: "Für Elise"

A cluster of windmills is installed above the heads of the audience. Each propeller powers a little music box that plays "Für Elise". Since all music boxes are driven asynchronously, the single notes and chords of Beethoven's iconic music piece are constantly re-arranged. The result is a wind powered sound installation which scrambles the original and permanently produces new compositions based on one of the world's most well known melodies. The construction files of the windmills are published under an open license. Everyone with access to a 3D printer and basic tools is invited to build an own version of the installation.

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Niklas Roy

Niklas Roy is a Berlin based installation artist and an educator. Through his work, he explores art, science and technology, often in the form of humorous installations and machines. Niklas likes to make as much as possible by himself, because he finds that engineering, constructing and coding is a nice way to keep learning new things and to stay curious. Making things always raises new questions, therefore his DIY approach is also the main source of his ideas, which he likes to share under open licences